Jabour slams plots to divide Iraq into mini-states

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Wednesday slammed attempts to divide Iraq into several mini-states as unacceptable.

"Dividing Iraq into mini-states is unacceptable, who seek to live outside of the mainframe of this country must search for another place to call home," Jabouri said.

Al-Jabouri added in a speech in a Turkman conference in Baghdad that he is not against any constitutional rights, "but, we must put in perspective Iraq's interest above anything else."

Those who propagate these schemes seek to turn Iraq into mini-states under the rule of the "region's wolves", he said.

"We won't give up any inch of our country for the sake of foreign schemes at any cost," he asserted.